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Wolfgang S.

San Antonio, TX

$56/hour

Success through competence in German and English as a Second Language

200+ Hours
5.0 average from 75 ratings
Excellent Tutor! A True Scholar!
— Shane, San Antonio, TX on 6/8/15

$56/Hour


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Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
Education, Modern Languages
University of California, Santa Barbara
Master's
LaSalle University
PhD

Education

Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany (Education, Modern Languages)

University of California, Santa Barbara (Master's)

LaSalle University (PhD)

About Wolfgang

I spent two decades of my professional life teaching English in Germany, authoring and co-authoring textbooks for the English classroom. Since I have been living in the United States I enjoy teaching German from beginner to college level. My teaching experience ranges from children at the elementary school level till adults, who need German language skills for their career or for enrichment.

During my stay in the US, I had the opportunity to develop curricula for teaching German in public schools as well as private schools and wrote articles in the field of German literature. Undoubtedly, my academic background (MA in German and English and a Ph.D. in the field of education) helps me to provide solid work for my students.

Back in Germany as well here in the States, I had ample opportunities to teach individual students German or English as a Foreign Language. The age range was as young as 8 while my oldest student was 78. I am looking forward to pass on my knowledge and skills in the German language to anybody who is curious and interested in learning this language in the San Antonio area, which I call home since the end of 2014 or online with anybody in the world. Willkommen! Welcome.

What is my approach? First of all, I listen carefully, very carefully. I believe it is important for an excellent job to know precisely what my client wants to accomplish. Understanding this is the prerequisite to give good advice, guidance and then, of course, a plan, a kind of strategy to follow in order to reach these goals. There will be a permanent interaction between my client and myself to monitor the progress, eventually speed up the tempo or, if necessary, to slow down.

There is no dogma; there is only one main criterion: success.
I spent two decades of my professional life teaching English in Germany, authoring and co-authoring textbooks for the English classroom. Since I have been living in the United States I enjoy teaching German from beginner to college level. My teaching experience ranges from children at the elementary school level till adults, who need German Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of San Antonio, TX 78252
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent Tutor! A True Scholar!"

- Shane, San Antonio, TX on 6/8/15

"Introductory lesson and understanding of my current knowledge level"

- Jim, Kansas City, MO on 5/30/17

"Wolfgang is the best."

- David, San Luis Obispo, CA on 5/11/17

"First Lesson is reason for bright hope!"

- Marilyn, La Jolla, CA on 1/12/17

"Big Help"

- Alex, Southampton, PA on 3/2/16

"Wolfgang was an extraordinary, great teacher!!"

- Robert, Palm Beach Gardens, FL on 11/28/15

"Knowledgeable, encouraging and patient."

- Jeryl, Vail, CO on 9/24/15

"Patient teacher"

- Leif, San Antonio, TX on 8/22/15
Language:
German

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German

First of all, I graduated from a German university (Humboldt University, Berlin) with an M.A. in English and EFL and a B.A. in German. At the University of California, Santa Barbara, I earned the M.A. degree in German language and culture. In Germany, I had been teaching in the public school system as well had been tutoring English as a Foreign Language. Since my relocation to the United States in 1991 I had been teaching German in the Texan public school system as well had been tutoring German and ESL to quite a number of students, ranging from 8 to 58. One of my teaching approaches is to teach the way the student is able to learn.

Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
Education, Modern Languages
University of California, Santa Barbara
Master's
LaSalle University
PhD

Education

Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany (Education, Modern Languages)

University of California, Santa Barbara (Master's)

LaSalle University (PhD)

Excellent Tutor! A True Scholar!

Wolfgang is a wonderful, tutor, teacher and mentor. For quite awhile I have wanted to learn to speak German. Wolfgang has and continues to guide me toward my goal. Wolfgang is very patient, flexible and understanding. He has adapted his lessons to best fit my way of learning. This is no simple task in itself. But Wolfgang has found a method of teaching that goes well beyond words and phrases. It

— Shane, San Antonio, TX on 6/8/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $56.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Wolfgang will travel within 20 miles of San Antonio, TX 78252.